UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo still has his mind focused on a future collision with Anthony Pettis, the reigning UFC lightweight champion.
However, with Pettis locked in as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter opposite his next opponent, Gilbert Melendez, Aldo must look to his own division for a challenger.
Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes have both been rumored for “Scarface,” who previously bested each of them.
“I think my opponent can be any of them,” said Aldo, during a recent interview with Combate in Brazil. “They have been winning lately. Right now, we are waiting the UFC define this.
“I think I will fight again in August or September.”
Aldo started his 2014 year with a decision win over Ricardo Lamas last month. While the idea of a champion fighting twice in one night will never happen, he is all for it.
“Put the two of them to fight against me and the problem is solved,” Aldo stated. “Let’s dot his and drop them out of the line. Bring the two of them so we can end this can call a third one.”
That third one would be Pettis, as Aldo said “I think not just me but everyone wants this fight. It would sell a lot. I think both want to do this fight.”
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